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  • Enjoy a spooky, interactive concert by The Fine Arts Chorale featuring songs woven together with stories told by local storyteller Priscilla Howe.
    Friday, October 21, 2011

    Enjoy a spooky, interactive concert by The Fine Arts Chorale featuring songs woven together with stories told by local storyteller Priscilla Howe. Howe tells stories from books and world folktales, served with a generous dollop of humor to be appreciated by audiences of all ages.

    Co-sponsored by The Fine Arts Chorale.

  • Archaeologist Dan L. Davis,  explains how he helped direct the first scientific excavation of two ancient deep-water wrecks in the Black Sea using a remotely operated vehicle.
    Thursday, October 20, 2011

    The Black Sea once served as a maritime highway for ancient and medieval cultures. In its depths, an international team of archaeologists and oceanographers are now discovering shipwrecks using the latest in robotic and digital imaging technology.

  • CKE Restaurants Chief Executive Officer Andrew Puzder shares his views on job creation and explains why he believes government attempts to orchestrate labor markets usually backfire.
    Wednesday, October 19, 2011

    CKE Restaurants Chief Executive Officer Andrew Puzder shares his views on job creation and explains why he believes attempts by the government to orchestrate labor markets usually backfire.

    Puzder contends that the American private sector has always been the initiator of new employment, and consistently introduced the products and service innovations that put millions of people to work.

    Co-sponsored by the Show-Me Institute and Sinquefield Charitable Foundation.

  • Meet the Past with Crosby Kemper III launches its second season with a conversation with Mark Twain, as portrayed by veteran Chautauqua performer George Frein.
    Tuesday, October 18, 2011

    Meet the Past with Crosby Kemper III launches its second season with a conversation with Mark Twain, as portrayed by veteran Chautauqua performer George Frein.

    Mark Twain’s novels, including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, established him as one of the great American writers, while some accounts (like that of Ernest Hemingway) cite him as the source of American literature.

  • Supreme Discomfort, written by Washington Post staffers  Kevin Merida and Michael Fletcher, tracks Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas from his poor childhood to his law school years, to his rise within the Republican political establishment.
    Monday, October 17, 2011

    Supreme Discomfort, written by Washington Post staffers Kevin Merida and Michael Fletcher, tracks the odyssey of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas from his poor childhood in Georgia to his law school years at Yale, to his rise within the Republican political establishment.

    The book paints a haunting portrait of a man who straddles two different worlds, uneasy in both, and whose divided personality and conservative political philosophy will deeply influence American life for years to come.

  • Historian Kelly Enright discusses her new biography of Osa and Martin Johnson, world-renowned adventurers and filmmakers from Chanute, Kansas, who recorded their daring travels from the 1920s through the 1950s.
    Sunday, October 16, 2011

    Kansans Osa and Martin Johnson became world-renowned adventurers and filmmakers who recorded their daring travels and jungle experiences from the South Pacific to Africa. Documentaries such as Congorilla and Jungle Depths of Borneo and Osa’s book, I Married Adventure, captured the American imagination. Their legacy survives at the Safari Museum in Chanute, Kansas, which continues to preserve their fascinating story.

  • Coterie Theatre artists read from their favorite children’s books while the audience enjoys an opportunity to “jump into the story” on stage. This program is appropriate for all ages. Parents are invited to participate with their children.
    Sunday, October 16, 2011

    The Kansas City Public Library invites children and parents to be part of monthly interactive story times presented by the Coterie Theatre. Theatre artists read from their favorite children's books while audience members enjoy an opportunity to "jump into the story" on stage.

  • In conjunction with the world-premiere of “The Darwin Project,” British scientist Andrew Berry demystifies the most important and misinterpreted of all biological ideas: evolution.
    Thursday, October 13, 2011

    In conjunction with the world-premiere of “The Darwin Project,” an upcoming co-presentation of The Friends of Chamber Music and the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, British scientist Andrew Berry demystifies the most important and misinterpreted of all biological ideas: evolution. A lecturer in Organismic & Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, Berry’s research is dedicated to finding evidence of Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection at the DNA level.

  • Public art inspires dialogue, provides visual appeal, and engages its viewers. This panel, moderated by Porter Arneill, includes Jacqueline Chanda, Julian Zugazagoitia, and Mike Burke.
    Wednesday, October 12, 2011

    Public art inspires dialogue, provides visual appeal, and engages its viewers. This panel, moderated by Porter Arneill, public art administrator for Kansas City includes Jacqueline Chanda, president, Kansas City Art Institute; Julian Zugazagoitia, chief executive officer, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; and Mike Burke, King Hershey, P.C., and member Mayor’s Task Force for the Arts.

    Co-sponsored by Art in the Loop, Downtown Council and Municipal Art Commission of Kansas City, Missouri.

  • The third installment in the series presenting public conversations with local entrepreneurs features Mary Carol Garrity, founder of Nell Hill’s and one of today’s most sought-after lifestyle mavens.
    Tuesday, October 11, 2011

    The third installment in the series that focuses on local entrepreneurs features Mary Carol Garrity, founder of Nell Hill’s and one of today’s most sought-after lifestyle mavens.

    After establishing Nell Hill’s in an old bank building in Atchison, Kansas, in 1981, Garrity’s company has become a decorating trend-setter thanks in part to Garrity’s elegant, yet practical tips on everything from holiday decorating to stylish ways to entertain at home.

    Garrity has opened a Nell Hill’s at Briarcliff Village in Kansas City, North.

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